February 25, 2024

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Empowering Indonesia’s Digital Workforce

The enhancement of digital capabilities in the workforce has become a pivotal point in addressing the challenges of the current digital era. It improves an organisation’s operational performance and provides a more decisive competitive edge in facing rapid changes.

In alignment with the vision of Indonesia Emas 2024, Indonesia has acknowledged the importance of accelerating digital transformation as a crucial part of its journey towards success. Various ministries have taken several concrete steps to encourage public participation in training to foster competent talents in the digital realm.

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The awareness of the significance of investing in enhancing digital skills in the workforce has become increasingly significant. It not only aids individual development but also makes a substantial contribution to improving the competitiveness of companies and the country as a whole in the rapidly evolving global digital economy.

Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Budi Arie Setiadi has launched a critical initiative to support digital transformation in Indonesia. Through the Digital Leadership Academy (DLA) programme, over a thousand digital leaders have received training to propel digital transformation by enhancing workforce capacity and human resources.

Fundamentally, digital transformation requires leadership that comprehends and masters digital aspects in every sector. Since 2021, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has initiated the DLA programme as a step in strengthening digital leadership in Indonesia. Budi Arie emphasised that this digital training programme is aimed at public and private leaders.

Through the DLA, executives, policymakers, and business actors are expected to formulate innovative policies, initiate digital transformation, and enhance the country’s digital economic competitiveness.

The digital era has brought an undeniable wave of change, highlighting the importance of having adequate digital skills in various aspects of life. The widespread transformation in many industrial sectors underscores the necessity for leaders who can adapt to these changes. Minister Budi Arie stresses that the current cultural shift is significantly underway, especially regarding remote working paradigms and an increasing reliance on data-driven decision-making.

In line with this cultural shift, digital skills have become increasingly crucial in the working world. The need for adequate digital skills extends beyond technology to manage information, understand data, and sustain innovation. This emphasises that adapting to technological changes and shifts in work culture is the key to success in the current digital era. In this context, analytical and creative skills remain crucial for a leader. According to Minister Budi Arie, leaders in the digital era must proactively enhance their skills to lead change effectively.

The Digital Leadership Academy programme features three schemes: Smart Digital Leader Indonesia Maju, Smart Digital Leader Makin Digital, and Smart Digital Leader Province. This was disclosed by an individual previously holding the position of Vice Minister for the Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration.

Furthermore, the Digital Leadership Academy programme collaborates with several partners, particularly renowned universities worldwide such as MIT, Cornell University, National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University, and others, solely to provide cutting-edge and relevant learning for facing digital transformation.

Minister Budi Arie Setiadi strongly supports this training. For him, enhancing digital capacity among leaders is a crucial foundation in advancing the country towards a broader digital transformation. He believed leaders skilled in the digital realm have significant potential to influence the direction of change and innovation in both the public and private sectors. “Leaders equipped with digital skills can address the paradigm shifts in the working world, design more inclusive policies, and strengthen digital economic competitiveness,” he expressed.

He stated that upskilling leaders in digital expertise is not just about understanding technology but is also related to readiness to face cultural shifts that increasingly adopt technology as an inseparable part of daily life. Leaders skilled in digital realms will play a central role in guiding organisations and communities to adopt the necessary changes to face this digital era.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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